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Old 11th August 2011, 04:52 PM   #21
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for explaining that. It seems the new design trades off a bit high end and efficiency for smoother response curve. I suspect that's due to the new spider, right? I was somehow worried about the flexibility of the new spider when I saw those reinforcements but now I am not.

And yes I forgot about the contamination issue. The ink may make its way down to the MAOP so it's impossible to remove all of the ink. Maybe I should come up with another way...
Hi Boris,
You still up? It late here in HK.
The MAOP cone is doing most of the work re the smoother response.
Let me know if you do some research on MAOP applications
thx
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Old 11th August 2011, 05:08 PM   #22
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Hello,

We held a listening session in Fotan today and listened initial performance of the Alpair 10 Gen. MAOP prototype TW-1. All of us were surprised at the sound of the new driver. Alpair 10 Gen. MAOP was excellect on the 3D sound stage. The sound we heard was very balanced and natural. The mid range was so soft and smooth without loss of detail. The bass was deep and solid. Although the new drivers need time for run-in, they performed so good as we heard.

Mark, when will the new driver be available? My friend, Thomas confirmed to have one pair.
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Old 11th August 2011, 05:10 PM   #23
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Alpair 10 Gen. MAOP prototype TW-1 performed so good on the Pensil 10.2 cabinet.
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Old 11th August 2011, 05:12 PM   #24
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Take a closer look at the driver.
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Hello,

We held a listening session in Fotan today and listened initial performance of the Alpair 10 Gen. MAOP prototype TW-1. All of us were surprised at the sound of the new driver. Alpair 10 Gen. MAOP was excellect on the 3D sound stage. The sound we heard was very balanced and natural. The mid range was so soft and smooth without loss of detail. The bass was deep and solid. Although the new drivers need time for run-in, they performed so good as we heard.

Mark, when will the new driver be available? My friend, Thomas confirmed to have one pair.


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Old 11th August 2011, 05:20 PM   #26
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It seems like this will be an excellent driver, but I do have a couple questions. I know that the prototype is white because it is a ceramic coating, but will white be the only option for cone color?
Will this coating also make it to other drivers, or only the Alpair 10.2?

I would also like to commend you on what appears to be an extremely rapid product development cycle for constantly improving all of your products.
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Old 11th August 2011, 06:17 PM   #27
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Blimey, give the man a chance! There's only one or two prototype pairs of this A10 based unit in existence, and no confirmation it will be offered for sale, so speculating on whether MAOP cones will make it to other units in the range is a little premature. Regarding colour, I suspect it'll be a case of any colour you like providing it's white. Assuming it's even possible to have different shades of MAOP coating, it's not going to be economical for Mark to offer it in a range of them, particularly in a special edition model, which this would almost certainly have to be.

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Old 11th August 2011, 07:19 PM   #28
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Blimey, give the man a chance!
No kidding! Contrary to popular belief, there's only 24 hours in an HK day.

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Old 11th August 2011, 09:38 PM   #29
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It seems like this will be an excellent driver, but I do have a couple questions. I know that the prototype is white because it is a ceramic coating, but will white be the only option for cone color?
Will this coating also make it to other drivers, or only the Alpair 10.2?

I would also like to commend you on what appears to be an extremely rapid product development cycle for constantly improving all of your products.
Hi L,
Correcting the initial part of your first question (highlighted text), its not ceramic. That's an entirely different process thats based on glass or other silica materials. Re the colour, at this stage, we only have the off-white. No plans to introduce an alternative.

Likely will be also used on the New Alpair 12 but its largely up to you guys. If enough Diyers tell me they want this process on other metal coned drivers, I'll do my best to make it happen.

Cheers

Mark

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Old 11th August 2011, 09:47 PM   #30
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If the picture is reasonably good, which it looks to be, then that off-white color is absolutely beautiful. The look of the overall driver is in my opinion perfect.
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